The journey by bus from Mae Sot to Tak is scheduled to take 2 hours.
Bus Timetable: Mae Sot to Tak
Click on the Mae Sot – Tak link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Mae Sot - Tak ฿ 163 2h|
Bus Stop in Mae Sot
Bus services from Mae Sot to Tak depart from Mae Sot Bus Terminal, Tha Sai Luat, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110.
Arrival in Tak
Bus services from Mae Sot arrive in Tak at Tak Bus Terminal.
Tak town is the capital city of Tak Province, which is notable for its long border with Myanmar, several national parks and the massive Bhumibol Dam, which created a lake with a surface area of 300 square kilometres. Tak has a town centre population of around 30,000 people and contains little of interest to foreign visitors, for the majority of whom Tak is a transit point to travel to and from Myanmar or to see the dam and the national parks in the province.
Tak has a pleasant town centre along side which runs the Ping River. The riverside has a promenade and the 200 year Rattanakosin Bridge, which is a pedestrian suspension bridge built to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the founding of Thailand’s current capital city in Bangkok. The bridge becomes busy during the annual Loi Krathong festival where it serves as an excellent vantage point to view the decorated krathong baskets float down the river. The other main things to see in Tak town are the Ban Chin Alley and the Taksin Maharat Shrine. The Ban Chin Alley is a 500 metre long narrow road with an impressive collection of well preserved wooden houses built by Tak’s Chinese community. The Taksin Maharat Shrine is a small building surrounded by a formal garden dedicated to King Taksin the Great. King Taksin the Great was once Governor of Tak before establishing a short lived Kingdom in Thonburi. Despite his short tenure, and failure to establish a dynasty that outlived him, King Taksin is a legendary figure in Thai hisotry because of his victories over the Burmese, who were seeking to take control of Thailand in the 18th Century.